Ujfaluši reportedly set to join Galatasaray

Atlético's right back has apparently signed with the Turkish outfit

Ujfaluši at Galatasaray headquarters  (Galatasaray.org)

Ujfaluši at Galatasaray headquarters

According to sources in the Spanish media, Atlético defender Tomas Ujfalusi was in Istanbul on Sunday where he agreed terms with Galatasaray to join the Turkish outfit next season.

AS reports the announcement will be made official tomorrow. According to MARCA, Atleti is set to receive €2m for the former Czech international.

The Istanbul-based club are said to still be determined to complete the other two-thirds of their triple offer for Ujfalusi, Reyes and Forlan.

A fan favourite in his three seasons with the club since joining in the summer of 2008, Ujfa brought unmatched intensity to the 133 matches he featured in.

While he was certainly on the decline, Rojiblanco supporters were likely expecting to get more than €2m for the 33-year-old.

UPDATE: Daniel Hidalgo of AS reports via Twitter that Galatasaray will pay €3m for Ujfalusi. The defender will earn €1.8m per year and has signed up for two seasons with the Turkish club, with a one-year extension option for the third year.

  • Javi

    Good move for all parties

  • 20corona

    honestly I dont think we could have gotten much more for him. Sad to see him leave, he could have been a good backup for the CB and RB positions.

  • palc

    …maybe not for Galalalatasasararay

  • 20corona


    Hehe soon you will hear how good Gala is for getting Ujfa! 😉

  • Grande-GS

    Will be useful for us…

    On Tuesday , Reyes too 😉

    Welcome to Galatasaray!…

  • Scott Lind

    Maxi and Simao left on free transfers.. Ujfalusi we get €2m for.. Makes no sense.

  • palc

    Simao actually went for €2,5m. Or am I wrong?

  • dgsozkan

    I guess palc is right about Simao. He’s gone for around €2.5m transfer fee.

  • Javi

    Galatasaray did us a favor
    Although we love Ufja he is getting old and he was getting slow to the ball and fast attackers were going to eat him up
    Bon voyage to the Ottoman empire-good use of your funds Gala!

  • Sweden

    One thing that Ujfalusi always did was to play with a lot of heart, he never gave up. True champ!

  • SoLobo

    Goodbye Ufo and good luck! Thanks for everything! (How many goodbyes will we have to say this summer???)

  • Davide

    Reyes flying to Istanbul tomorrow evening for talks. it seems like Galatasaray have upped their bid and Atlético have accepted.

  • Sweden

    At the moment we have 3 right wingers, so if Reyes leaves and we get 15-20£ it is worth it, but a sad day for sure.

  • Chalet

    Wow, now this one comes really as a surprise to me!
    It´s not officially confirmed yet but I think that we´ll have to say “goodbye” to Ujfa.
    Sad to see him go – and I really wish him well.
    Good luck to him – and thanks for everything!
    He will always be remembered as a part of our Europa League and Supercup winning team!

    Still can´t see Reyes joining him, though.
    How will “La Perla” manage to take old Seville with him?

    According to some newspaper reports yesterday Forlán pointed out once again that he wants to stay with us.

  • Sad sad, really liked him! 🙁
    All the best Ujfa! Hope he continues well!
    But Reyes and Forlán have to stay with the club! It would be too much loosing! 🙁

  • urban

    Reyes should stay

  • Grande-GS

    Ujfalusi in Galatasaray!

    Atletico will get 2M € transfer fee!

    http://www.galatasaray.org [Official Web Site]

  • Ringo Schut

    Ujfalusi looks really weird in that shirt :p
    Perhaps his beastlike appearance fits better in white and red (god of war-ish, lol)

  • Sweden

    haha, apperently we are getting 3€ for him and not 2€.

  • Gert

    lol @ the picture with the mastercard!